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Design of the Day – Little People Project

Street Artist Slinkachu was born in Devon in 1979 and moved to the hustle and bustle of London in 2002 to pursue a career in commercial art and design. Then in 2006, the anonymous artist embarked on the first installment of his street art collection, the “Little People Project” in 2006, which has attracted attention worldwide.

Slinkachou uses miniature figurines of people and abandons them in various satirical situations on the streets of London, based around themes of anonymity, alienation and loneliness inspired by city-living. You can choose from a number of this artists though provoking imagery in the form of a poster, badge or model from The Andipa Gallery in London.

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Paris in spring

I’ve never been to the capital of love and was extremely fortunate to be whisked off at the weekend. I wanted to capture my trip in a way which represented how I would look back on my memories in my head. Confused you may be, but try this… when you reminisce, what do your mental memories look like? Well – this is how mine are! Enjoy the mood boards I’ve created and inhale the architectural beauty that is Paris in Spring!

Of course, as a Francais newbie, I had to capture the iconic Eiffel Tower. I played around with the colour in the picture to add an aged effect which I’m very pleased with – especially the purple sky effect. (Confession – I’m also a Photoshop newbie believe it or not!) Also, there was no doubt that I HAD to experience the street of high society, home to Versace, Christian Dior, Prada and the famous  5* Plaza Athenee Hotel -  Avenue Montaigne.

Below is a classic French restaurant, Lasserre, which was poised beautifully at the end of Avenue Montaigne. The middle picture is my partner who so thoughtfully organised our Parisian trip and at the bottom, graffiti which was written on the top of the tunnel where Princess Diana tragically died.

The spiked tower below which pierces the French sky, belongs to the historic Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral. It reminds me of the spine that sticks out of the gruesome alien in the film Alien – very eerie. The stair case instantly struck me when we checked into our hotel – the range of bright colour, variety of materials and unusual design was an eclectic piece to feature in the centre of the hotel.

The carousel below looks like it’s bounced back from the 1930′s with the stained yellow film staining the accent colours. The man featured below was carefully re-arranging his souvenirs perfectly in line – the concentration was intense. But I adore this picture, it heavily contrasts with the romantic and luxurious stereotype that is attached to Paris. It humansises the city and exposes its roots.

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The National Design Academy release cutting edge magazine

 

VISION

Check out the spring VISION Profile Edition and get your design fix. This edition explores how designers’ image changes over time and how they market themselves to the public. You’ll find articles about Kelly Hoppen, Jonathan Ive and Australian designer Joanna Ford.

Created bimonthly by tutors at The National Design Academy, an institution who specialise in Interior Design courses, VISION is eclectic and cutting edge.

As well as gripping articles you’ll also find us in here too! So don’t waste anymore time, download the mag and get inspired.  CLICK the VISION tab above.

Photography by Liam Kerrigan

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Home – our true love

For most interior design lovers secretly, the biggest love they have is their home. We invest so much time into choosing the right colours, furniture, accessories and more to make our castle perfect.  So celebrate your interior love affair  and indulge in a few special delights. Give your home something extra special, check out our Valentines home shortlist. You know you want to! Continue reading

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Design of the day

Cosmic Heimat

Staffordshire University photography graduate Matthew Wilcox has used various bodily fluids and transformed them into magnificant pieces of art. His concept draws together the idea that all in the universe including humans and planets are made from one source. He used his own bile, tears, sweat, blood and more to represent each of the planets in our solar system. These pictures are fantastic and inspirational. The story behind his work is amazing and would light up a cold wall.

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